Waitress: The Musical UK Tour Dates And More
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Waitress: The Musical UK Tour Dates And More

Molly Raby May 20, 2022

Musicals make the soul happy. That is a fact. While Waitress may have some tough subjects intertwined in it, at its core, this show is truly amazing. Full of positivity and pies! You don’t want to miss it.

What is Waitress about?

Shockingly, it’s about a waitress.

We follow Jenna Hunterson, who works in a diner. She loves to bake pies, as it reminds her of times with her mother when she was a child. Jenna is in an abusive relationship with her husband, Earl. When she gets unexpectedly pregnant, Jenna begins an affiar with her doctor, Dr Pomatter.

Her best friends, Dawn and Becky, urge Jenna to leave Earl. But with no money, Jenna seeks out a pie baking contest and its grand money prize, hoping to find a way out.

Waitress: The musical, is based on the 2007 film of the same name. The music was written almost entirely by Sara Bareilles, famously known for her song Love Song. Bareilles also has seven Grammy nominations. The plot of Waitress was inspired by a book by Jessie Nelson.

Where is it on?

The show has just closed out their Liverpool run, however it still has many stops of the tour left. Here are just a few of their upcoming dates:

Birmingham: 16-21 May

Southampton: 24-28 May

Dublin: 7-18 June

Waitress is also showing in many other cities such as Torquay, Wolverhampton, Brighton, Canterbury.

For tickets and more dates, click here.

Notable cast members

Musical theatre veteran Lucy Jones, who has been in shows such as Les Miserables, Legally Blonde and now is starring as Elphaba in the West End’s Wicked! Jones played Jenna in the UK from 2019 until 2021.

Busted’s Matt Willis is currently starring as Dr Pomatter in the UK tour.

American actress and singer, Jessie Mueller, was Jenna in Broadway’s tour.

Orange Is The New Black fans would have been happy to see Kimiko Glenn as Dawn in the 2016 tour.

The Greateast Showman’s bearded lady, Keala Settle, originated the role of Becky in the 2016 Broadway showing of Waitress.

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Molly Raby is a freelance journalist who works closely with GRV Media and Freshered. After completing her BA (Hons) in English Language and Creative Writing at Salford University 2022, she began her journey into the world of journalism and copywriting. In addition to writing for Freshered, Molly also wrote for The Gold and Green Crowd, interviewing jockeys, horse trainers and others within racing industry. Molly has a passion for film and TV as well as a keen interest in sports.